Camino de Santiago Walking Holidays
The Camino de Santiago is without a doubt the most famous pilgrimage trail in Europe and makes for an unforgettable walking holiday.
In the 9th century the tomb of the apostle St. James was unearthed in Compostela. The site became the focus of a pilgrim trail beginning in France and crossing Northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. This journey, also known as the ‘Way of St. James’ winds its way across borders, following in the footsteps of thousands of medieval pilgrims through the beautiful Sierras of Navarre and Aragon. The route passes a multitude of churches and monasteries, resembling a travelling museum of Romanesque art.
While there are many different routes to Santiago de Compostela, the most well known of the Camino de Santiago walks (also known as the Compostela Trail or Way of St. James) are in France and Spain. With so many options available it can be confusing for the modern day traveller to know exactly which one they should do. Sherpa Expeditions offers a selection of walking holiday along the Camino de Santiago and the French Way of St. James.
When to travel on the Camino de Santiago
We recommend the best time of year to travel on the Camino de Santiago is over the warmer months from April and October.
How fit do i have to be?
It does depend on the exact trip you choose, but generally you will need a good level of fitness with the walking anywhere between 12 and 30kms a day between 4 to 8 hours depending on your pace. Walks are along well marked trails over diverse terrain – from relatively flat to hilly. The focus is on keeping a steady pace to take in all of the attractions, with time to stop and take photos. As we say, the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the trip.
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